Participate in an exceptional artwork/historical building project in the heart of Morvan National Park, France



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  • Description


    In the heart of the Morvan National Park, we are building a 13th century style Gothic edifice.
    Donald and Sam are your hosts aided by volunteers Jim and Mark. This edifice is a work of art and an expression of our appreciation for the beauty of Gothic architecture and traditional craft skills. We work/live/socialize together in a spirit of good humour, enjoyment, learning new skills and making memories, as well as creating something very special.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This project is the gradual fulfillment of a wild and fabulous dream of Donalds, a wonder to be seen and be part of. We are able to host up to 10 volunteers and what our guests bring to the project has become a valued aspect of the adventure. Several nationalities rub shoulders on the site. The team (between 4 and 12 people) gathers every midday to share a meal, this is an important part of the team's social cohesion and we are always pleased to welcome newcomers to the table. The discussions take place in both English and French and much of our team is bilingual and willing to translate if necessary!

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers to do miscellaneous tasks such as meal preparation, site maintenance, masonery and construction, training given, plus other odd tasks. If visitors have any other particular skills we might find a way to put them to use. For example: a visitor experienced in eco-construction showed a team of helpers how to build a clay and straw wall for a shelter that now houses a forge.


  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    French and English

  • Accommodation


    Free accommodation is provided and consists of a private room and/or dormitory and a shared bathroom.
    All meals are free. We take turns preparing lunch and everyone comes together for this convivial midday meal. Everything necessary for breakfast and dinner is provided in our shared, on-site kitchen. Resident workers and visitors prepare these meals on their own or together if they wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the Morvan National Park and we all share a love for our beautiful region, so rich in fauna, flora and history.

    There is a bus stop 9 km from the site, we can pick you up there if necessary.

    We often take our volunteers out on trips all together and often socialize in evening.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have starlink internet and a canteen.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as well behaved and controlled

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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Host ref number: 139736283947